Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
One of the ways God strengthens us is by putting others around us to encourage us and help hold us up.
Connecting with other homeschooling families will not only help motivate you, but it will also provide you with a support base when you are feeling overwhelmed. Talking out your struggles or listening to someone else’s will give you a sounding board for solutions, a shoulder to cry on and a positive voice to cheer you on.
Even if you live in an area where it is difficult to make connections, you can find homeschool magazines, blogs, facebook groups, books, speakers on cd, field trips, swimming lessons, drama groups and conferences. Making the effort to connect with others – even if it isn’t on a regular basis – is well worth the time invested.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Note: for more information on resources available to homeschoolers, visit the HEMS website www.hems-ns.ca